As was often proclaimed by Barney Stinson, Neil Patrick Harris’ character on “How I Met Your Mother,” there are times when men just have to “suit up” in order to look sharp. There are many occasions when a tux or suit is part of the dress code for men, including weddings, charity events, interviews and other celebrations. Having just the right suit, tux and accompanying accessories can be an expensive proposition, particularly because different styles or colors may be needed for separate occasions. Renting a quality suit or tuxedo makes perfect sense, especially if he only needs one periodically or when fluctuations in size and weather are considerations.
De La Rosa’s Bridal & Tuxedos
319 E. Bidwell St.
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 983-3400
www.delarosasbridal.com

De La Rosa’s has been in business for more than 40 years, and that longevity is reflected in the expert, personal service provided. Rental attire is available for males of all ages and in sizes from two to 62; some classic coat styles come up to size 72. Prices are reasonable, ranging between $98 and $139, and items picked up on a Tuesday or Wednesday generally do not have to be returned until the following Monday. These are not generic or bland outfits; the tuxedos alone are available in 163 styles from four different companies. Three packages are available so he can get exactly what he needs, including vests, pocket squares, shoes, tuxedo tails and even jewelry.

Diamond Bridal Gallery
7433 Greenback Lane, Suite K
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(916) 521-9856
www.diamondbridalgallery.com

Diamond offers suit and tux rentals in traditional, modern and slim fit styles, and the owner says virtually any size can be found. Most suits come in black, sand or grey, but a wide variety of colors and patterns are available for ties, vests and other accessories. Diamond can find appropriate pieces to complement any bride’s color palette. Free adjustments and customized packages are available, some including shoes, non-pleated trousers or other items he might need. Tuxedo packages range from $149.95 to $189.95 and suits from $131.95 to $151.95; $40-off coupons are there for the asking. While the official rental period is just one day, clothing can be picked up several days early when arranged in advance. Diamond even offers a camouflage tuxedo.

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Decades Costumes
2004 Del Paso Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 920-0932
www.decadescostumes.com

Decades offers an eclectic selection of tuxedos and suits in styles from camp to truly elegant. Owner James Hall outfits the members of professional stage productions from all over the state, and can put together or create an amazing look at the drop of a top hat. From Fred Astaire-esque tuxes with tails to au courant styles, Hall offers rentals that can include shoes, ties, cravats, cummerbunds, hats, vest and virtually any other accoutrement desired. Many of the more retro outfits are authentic, high-quality items rather than reproductions, and the prices, variety and rental periods are exceptional.

Bellisima Bridal Boutique
517 Main St.
Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 661-8084
www.bellisimabridalboutique.net

The staff at Bellisima is very welcoming and experienced, and driven to help customers find exactly what they need. Rentable formalwear for men comes in a large variety of styles and sizes; while some are kept on-site, other items from the boutique’s large inventory can be brought in to the shop within just a few days. As with the services offered to brides, men and youth in need of suits or tuxedos will receive a very high level of service and attention.

AM Florist & Bridal
6840 65th St., Suite 145
Sacramento, CA 95828
(916) 392-8168
www.amfloristandbridal.com

The attentive and customer-service oriented staff at AM can help find the outfit needed for that special event, in everything from youth sizes up to men’s size extra-large. Sets include pants, suit jacket, shirt, vest and tie, and rental prices range from $70 to $160.

Save on Cleaners
5500 Madison Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 332-2000
www.saveoncleaner.com

Save on Cleaners provides access to trained formalwear consultants and offers last-minute alterations as needed to ensure the perfect fit. This long-term small business offers rental suits and tuxes in sizes for boys and for men up to size 58. Many styles are available and the prices are generally quite reasonable.

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